Monday, June 27, 2011

Free 12" Block: Bachelor's Puzzle

This weeks free 12" block from Berrima Patchwork is Bachelor's Puzzle


I thought that the Old Maid's Puzzle from two weeks ago needed to have a friend. Once again this block is easy to sew with triangles and squares and looks great in a range of fabrics.

Here is a sample made up in another selection of fabrics

having trouble with this link then type the link below to take you to the free pattern
http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/freepattern/bachelorspuzzle/
Next Week's pattern will be a have a 4th of July feel to it.
To view previous free 12" patterns you can go to our website free pattern list
having trouble with this link then type the link below to take you to the free pattern
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Congratulations to Our Teachers

Two of our teachers have just taken out prizes at the Sydney Quilt Show - both in the same category - New Traditions from Old Favourites.

Chris Jurd took our first place with Lots of Dots.

Deborah Louie won Third Place for Daisy Path. 
(This is a class that deborah is teaching later this year for us)

Well done to both of them! 

You can see the full list of winners at the NSW Quilters Guild Website 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Free 12" Block: Bears Paw


This weeks free 12" block from Berrima Patchwork is Bears Paw. Once again there are a few triangles in this block, you can cut and sew these traditionally or using the Sewing tip which is included in the pattern you can sew them another easier way. Why is the block Bears Paw this week? My friend who lives in Banff Canada was camping the other week and sent me a photo (which is below) of a black bear they saw. The bears are coming out of their hibernation in the Rockies and will be seen around the area. In my time living in Canada I only saw a couple of bears (from a distance) it is a strange experience as they look cute and cuddly but you must remember that they definitely are not. I do wonder if the bear did stop at that stop sign!

 
having trouble with this link then type the link below to take you to the free pattern
http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/freepattern/bearpaw/

Next weeks pattern will be a friend for last weeks pattern Old Maid's Puzzle